collateral

[kuh-lat-er-uh l]

noun

adjective


Origin of collateral

1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin collaterālis, equivalent to col- col-1 + laterālis lateral
Related formscol·lat·er·al·i·ty [koh-lat-uh-ral-i-tee] /koʊˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti/, col·lat·er·al·ness, nouncol·lat·er·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for collate-rally

collateral

noun

  1. security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  2. (as modifier)a collateral loan
a person, animal, or plant descended from the same ancestor as another but through a different line

adjective

situated or running side by side
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
serving to support or corroborate
aside from the main issue
uniting in tendency
Derived Formscollaterally, adverb

Word Origin for collateral

C14: from Medieval Latin collaterālis, from Latin com- together + laterālis of the side, from latus side
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Word Origin and History for collate-rally

collateral

adj.

late 14c., "accompanying," also "descended from the same stock," from Old French collateral (13c.), from Medieval Latin collateralis "accompanying," literally "side by side," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + lateralis "of the side," from latus "a side" (see oblate (n.)). Literal sense of "parallel, along the side of" attested in English from mid-15c. Related: Collaterally.

collateral

n.

16c., "colleague, associate," from collateral (adj.). Meaning "thing given as security" is from 1832, American English, from phrase collateral security (1720).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

collate-rally in Medicine

collateral

[kə-lătər-əl]

adj.

Indirect, subsidiary, or accessory to the main thing.
Having an ancestor in common but descended from a different line.

n.

A branch of a nerve axon or blood vessel.
A collateral relative.
Related formscol•later•al•ly adv.
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collate-rally in Culture

collateral

Property or its equivalent that a debtor deposits with a creditor to guarantee repayment of a debt.

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